Business Committee question experts on Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy
12 November 2021
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee ask experts in the energy sector for their views on the Government’s recently unveiled Heat and Buildings Strategy.
- Parliament TV: watch the session live
- Inquiry: Decarbonising heat in homes
- Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Purpose of the session
The strategy sets out plans to decarbonise the way homes are heated, as part of the country’s transition to net zero by 2050. It is anticipated this will involve replacing huge numbers of gas boilers with alternatives such as ground source heat pumps and hydrogen boilers, as well as investment in insulation.
The panel of experts, who include representatives of the Climate Change Committee and Citizens Advice, will be asked about the strengths and weaknesses of the Government’s strategy, whether it misses any opportunities, and whether it will effectively reduce carbon emissions.
Included in the Government’s strategy were targets to stop the sale of new gas boilers by 2035 and install 30,000 heat pumps a year.
Tuesday 16 November 2021
- Juliet Phillips, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G
- Zoe Guijarro, Senior Policy Researcher, Citizens Advice
- Marcus Shepheard, Senior Analyst, Residential Buildings, Climate Change Committee
- Ian Rippin, CEO, Microgeneration Certification Scheme